Happy Mother's Day!

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   Posted 5/10/2008 4:10 PM (GMT -7)   
For those of us who have battled this very challenging disease while being a mom.  Hats off to all of you (me too!).
So many times, in the middle of feeling so bad, my kids were what would keep me going.  So, I feel inspirational and would like to share some thoughts with everyone.
So much of our lives are spent running here and there.  It almost seems that if we get a moment of time without something particular to do, it is awkward.  This is true with CD too.  We all get so focused on just living that we actually miss out on living.  As mother's we  have the greatest privelege but also the greatest responsiblity and challenge.  We must find a way to stop and smell the coffee - in a flare or out!  There is no greater moment in life than when we stop long enough to really see what an enormous impact (and I do mean positive impact) we ar having on the lives of those around us~ especially in the little things.  We are a billboard for the world to read.  What will they see?
Every Mother's Day I find myself, once again, pausing for a momet to reflect on the past year.  I smile over the victories and make new commitments to overcome those things that didn't go so well.  God has a wonderful life in store for us.  Let's do our part to live it good every step of the way!
Love and healing to everyone.  tongue
DX AT 39 (2005)

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   Posted 5/10/2008 5:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi That was very well put and your right it is a challenge and a blessing ,lots of good talks, love ,hard work and a commitment that last a lifetime. Happy Mother's Day lol gail

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   Posted 5/10/2008 5:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Happy Mother's Day

I have a thread up as well
YOU have said it so well .....thank you
Take care

  DX With Crohns,Pyoderma Gangrenosum,Anxiety/Panic,Fibro & Other DD
Moderator @ Anxiety Panic..Alzheimer's..Co mod @ Crohns
                               FIGHT the FIGHT with all YOU HAVE

Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 5/10/2008 6:24:15 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 5/10/2008 7:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Best job I have ever had and will ever have is being a mom. Would trade it for all the money in the world. Two wonderful teenagers who know how to live with some with a crohnic disease and be patient and kind. I'm thankful for this job and cherish every moment.

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   Posted 5/10/2008 8:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Well said. I'm thankful and feel so blessed to have had children....and the best reward and joy in the world is watching my daughter with her own baby daughter who is now 5 months old. The baby is such a happy baby, always smiling, laughing and talking up a storm. I tell my daughter what a wonderful job she is doing and she says..."I learned from the best" . That is when my heart swells with pride.
Happy Mothers day
51 yr.old retired RN,Crohn's D for last35 yrs..severe esophagitis, migraines,strictures,urethral stricture,depression,probable MS.,RLS, arthritis

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   Posted 5/11/2008 7:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Happy Mothers Day, from a very windy cold Mid West. What is wrong with this weird weather????? Oh well be happy!!

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.
Fibromyalgia and recently diagnosed with pancreatitis

Laughter is the brush that sweeps the cobwebs from our hearts

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   Posted 5/11/2008 11:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, Happy Mother's Day to all. May we have a bit of relief from the struggle on this day to rest and enjoy life!
--40 year old female, dx as UC in '04 (1st symptoms in '03), switched to Crohn's in '05, 1 fistula, crohn's colitis, limited to large intestine
--rejected (reaction/didn't work): Asacol, AZA, 6-MP, MTX, Remicade, Humira, prednisone
--stuck on methylprednisolone, tried Prochymal in Phase III study (can't wait til it's approved!)
--started Tysabri 3/21/08
--single mom to 10-year-old girl

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   Posted 5/11/2008 4:19 PM (GMT -7)   

Happy Mothers Day to everyone!!

I agree the hardest and best job ever!

I hope everyone had a great day.



Karen (Karendee)

Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 On 150mg Azathioprine (generic Imuran), Pentasa, & Entocort (take zofran for nausea now)

Diagnosed w/  Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Soma

Also have Arthritis, and feel like I am falling apart sometimes...

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